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The Resource The woman upstairs, Claire Messud

The woman upstairs, Claire Messud

Label
The woman upstairs
Title
The woman upstairs
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago abandoned her dream to be a successful artist. Instead she has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and Nora is drawn into the complex world of his glamorous and cosmopolitan family. As happiness explodes her boundaries, Nora discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity that puts her sense of self at stake
Summary
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171847
Cataloging source
YVO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messud, Claire
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Women artists
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Large type books
  • Cambridge (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The woman upstairs, Claire Messud
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in 2014 by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., a division of Random House, Inc." -- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875304807
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137280
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)875304807
Label
The woman upstairs, Claire Messud
Publication
Note
"Published in 2014 by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., a division of Random House, Inc." -- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875304807
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137280
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)875304807

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